Lighting the Trans-Sahara Highway

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Solar energy is gaining ground in Central Africa, especially in Chad, which benefits from high levels of sunlight (4-6 kilowatt-hours per square meter per day).    This huge potential makes Chad a perfect candidate for photovoltaic solar power. Numerous projects are already shaping up across the country, including a PV solar power plant near the […]

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Europe embraces solar lighting

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Solar lighting has a bright future in Europe Obsolescence, savings, environment The French lighting association (AFE) estimates that 90 million urban streetlights are installed in Europe and that 75% of them are over 25 years old. This obsolescence means high electricity and maintenance costs, so they’ll inevitably have to be upgraded, sooner or later. What’s […]

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Benin illuminated in solar energy by Fonroche Lighting

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In 2019, Fonroche Lighting won the bid to install more than 15,000 off-grid solar streetlights in Benin. The project will provide high-performance lighting to improve safety in outdoor areas and public gathering places at night. Benin: local subsidiary heads up operations To support the project, the French company set up a local office in Cotonou […]

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Switzerland takes solar lighting to new heights

Corporate news, Our international projects

With its high peaks, sheer valleys and snow-covered ski slopes, Switzerland has a growing need for off-grid public lighting. Solar Advance, Fonroche Lighting’s exclusive partner in Switzerland, is meeting this burgeoning demand by installing solar streetlights. The company also offers an innovative solution for improving safety and security while retaining flexibility of layout with a […]

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The new face of Senegal: a local perspective

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50,000. That’s how many off-grid public streetlights will be installed across Senegal by the end of 2021. This vast project — the largest ever undertaken in the solar lighting sector worldwide — is being delivered by Fonroche Lighting of France. It’s not just bringing eco-friendly lighting to people. It’s bringing life. Over 23,000 off-grid streetlights […]


Roads brightly lit in Colombia

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Join us for a brief tour of Colombia. After the Gran Manglar road bridge in Cartagena and the Alto Magdalena highway between Girardot and Honda, new roads in the capital Bogota have now been lit by solar solutions. To boost economic development across its regions, the South American country is extending its road infrastructure. Keen […]


The American Dream: Fonroche Lighting in the USA

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In September 2019, Fonroche Lighting announced the acquisition of SolarOne, a pioneer of solar streetlighting in the United States. The move has given the French market leader a strong foothold in America with its range of off-grid lighting solutions, while benefiting from SolarOne’s expertise and sales force. Fonroche Lighting now established stateside SolarOne, pioneers of […]


Road infrastructure: 5 reasons to choose sustainable lighting

10 reasons why you should choose solar lighting

Globalization is the primary driver of economic development and growth. In Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia, cities are prospering and modernizing, with major work programmes underway. To support these transformations, new highways, freeways, bridges and other road infrastructure is being built. All designed to keep people and businesses moving. Public lighting is important for […]


Watt Are You Doing: Focus on Our Design Office

Corporate news

What does a design office actually do? To shed some light, we talked to those clever people at the Fonroche Lighting Design Office. Here they are on video: Explain, advise, innovate What the Design Office does a. Project design As you’ll have guessed, the experts at our Design Office assess the feasibility of your project. […]


Solar lighting is lower cost than traditional lighting

10 reasons why you should choose solar lighting

Public lighting, mostly powered by the grid, accounts for over half of public authority spending. And as the price of electricity continues to rise, so does the lighting bill. Authorities therefore need to find more cost-effective and eco-friendly solutions. With solar now lower cost than conventional equipment, Fonroche’s off-grid solar lighting technology is revolutionizing the […]


Solar lighting: a fast growing market

10 reasons why you should choose solar lighting

Delivering lighting solutions, that’s good. Delivering environmentally responsible and sustainable solutions — that’s even better! The solar streetlight has a bright future. It’s proving a compelling choice for a growing number of governments, who are also promoting it. Indeed, the support of these influencers is having a real impact on the solar lighting market. As […]


15 months to meet Benin’s road lighting needs

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On your marks, get set… In January 2019, we announced another international success, with a contract to supply and install 15,000 solar streetlights in Benin. Work is now underway, with the first off-grid streetlights along newly upgraded roads poised to come online in the days and weeks ahead. In this article, we go back to […]


Africa: 10,000 more people get solar lighting every night

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In Senegal, Africa, we’ve installed thousands of sustainable solar streetlights so far, which automatically switch on as dusk approaches, providing light for 10,000 more people every night. And we’re about to launch a similar project in Benin, which will double this figure. Our solar solutions deliver safety, cost savings and ecological benefits. They also mean […]